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29 May 2017 description

25 May 2017 – A World Health Organization-chartered aircraft carrying intravenous fluids and cholera kits has successfully landed at Sana’a airport in Yemen. At 67 tonnes, it constitutes the largest planeload of medical goods WHO has brought into the country since the escalation of the conflict in March 2015.

29 May 2017 description

May 29, 2017 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

More than 20 million people in northeast Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen are at risk of starvation as a result of severe drought and conflict. South Sudan is experiencing famine, and unless immediate action is taken, others could slide into a similar situation. This is an unprecedented situation.

The Government of Canada is responding to this crisis and will also help Canadians mobilize their own response to a global appeal through the creation of the Famine Relief Fund.

29 May 2017 description

With almost 19 million reliant on aid, Yemen is the world's single largest humanitarian crisis.

Now it's in the grip of a cholera outbreak.

On 5 May, the Ministry of Health and Population in Sana'a declared a state of emergency. Since then, in only three short weeks, **52,000 cases have been reported – along with 478 fatalities**.

29 May 2017 description

The Government of Canada will match donations from individual Canadians in response to severe food crises in Somalia, Nigeria, South Sudan, Yemen and surrounding regions dollar-for-dollar through its new Famine Relief Fund.

The announcement was made May 29 in Ottawa by the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development.

The fund is retroactive to March 17, and runs until June 30.

29 May 2017 description

Major Challenges Faced by FSAC Partners in March 2017

  • FSAC activities were only 13.6 % funded by 31st March 2017. There is a potential pipeline break from June onwards if no additional funding will have been secured. It is also noteworthy that the lead time for importing humanitarian food commodities into Yemen takes an average of 3 months necessitating urgent action to save lives especially in districts facing the potential risk of sliding into famine

29 May 2017 description

Situation Overview

  • The number of acute watery diarrhea (AWD)/ suspected cholera cases continue to increase at unprecedented level in Yemen. More than half of the total cases have been reported in Sana’a City (Amanat Al-Asimah), Hajjah, Amran and Sana’a governorates.

  • From 27 April to 24 May 2017, a total of 42,207 suspected cholera/ AWD cases were reported from 19 governorate. Out of the total reported cases, 420 deaths were reported (1% case fatality rate).

29 May 2017 description

Current major event

Implementation of Electronic EWARN Platform in EMRO

In collaboration with ITT unit of the Regional Office, the IHM unit of the Department of WHO Health Emergen- cies Programme in EMRO is developing a regional electronic platform for EWARN (Early warning Alert and Re- sponse Network) for humanitarian crisis affected settings.

Editorial note

28 May 2017 description

MUKALLA: The Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, on Saturday launched its Ramadan iftar project in Hadramaut governorate, south Yemen, for this year and distributed iftar meals and other food supplies to fasting people with the help of local volunteers.

Now in its second year, the annual charity project is in line with directives from President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan to ease the suffering of Yemenis during the crisis that their country is going through.

28 May 2017 description

TARIM: Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) opened on Friday a building for blind in the Yemeni Directorate of Tarim in Hadramaut valley, following the completion of rehabilitation in accordance with an agreement signed last April to rehabilitate the building to support the community.

The move is part of the ERC development and service projects carried out in Hadramaut and various liberated areas.

28 May 2017 description
report UN Population Fund
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Cairo, 28 May 2017 – I am deeply concerned by the confirmed news on the rise of cholera in Yemen, which comes as a possibly fatal addition to the hardships that Yemeni men and women have been facing due to the conflict, displacement and malnutrition. With some 2,000 suspected cases reported daily, the recent and unprecedented cholera outbreak in Yemen threatens the lives of 1.1 million malnourished pregnant women, who need immediate care and reproductive health services.

28 May 2017 description

Since conflict erupted in Yemen in March 2015, Yemenis, Somalis, national returnees and people of other nationalities have fled Yemen into the Horn of Africa, namely Djibouti, Ethiopia, Somalia and Sudan.

arrivals from Yemen to the Horn of Africa

32,503 arrivals (13,544 refugees and 18,959 Somali returnees) have been registered/received by UNHCR

28 May 2017 description
report IHH

In 25th anniversary of its establishment IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation, launched its 2017 Ramadan campaign with “They are Waiting for You” slogan. Throughout Ramadan IHH is going to deliver aid to 1 million people.

IHH, which has been delivering food hampers and food aid packages to help the poor break fast in abundance, is geared up to put a smile on the faces of orphans and needy.

27 May 2017 description

ADEN, 26th May 2017 (WAM) -- The Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, has continued providing more humanitarian and relief aid to the people of Yemen.

The latest aid package, which consisted of 1,500 food baskets, was distributed in the city of Khor Mukkasar in the Governorate of Aden, on the occasion of the Holy month of Ramadan.


26 May 2017 description


​The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 21 May - 27 May 2017 and includes updates on influenza, hepatitis A, cholera, Ebola virus disease and Legionnaires' disease.

26 May 2017 description


Security Council
7951st Meeting (AM)

Endless Talks on Ending Violence Pointless as Arms Sales to Criminals, Dictators, Terrorists Continue at Same Time, Says Holy See

Despite 15 years of steadily growing international attention to the question of protecting civilians in conflict situations, life in war zones around the world remained grim, with suffering “pushed to the limits” as cities turned into “death traps”, the Security Council heard today as it held an open debate on attacks against medical personnel and facilities.